Bushnell NEO XS Review – Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch

Bushnell NEO XS Review
People who love to play golf with style will definitely like the Bushnell NEO XS golf watch. Whether you are a beginner or professional golfer, the Bushnell NEO XS is an excellent option that can give you the extra advantage you are looking for in the field.

At a Glance
  • Pre-loaded with 33,000+ courses in over 30 countries
  • Long lasting battery  (play up to 3 full rounds between charges)
  • 2-year battery life when used in watch mode
  • Easy-to-read front, center and back distances
  • Hazard & layup distances (up to 4 per hole)
  • USB charging/sync cable included with purchase



Bushnell NEO XS Review Features & Specs

The Bushnell NEO XS is the next generation of golf watch products that are comfortable, thin, and offering long battery life. Very similar to the NEO Ion model, The NEO XS gps watch is ready to use out of the box, and very simple to read. The following video below explains the features into more detail:

Preloaded Courses

The NEO XS is pre-loaded with 33,000+ courses in over 30 countries. Theres no need for additional download or membership fees.

Auto Course and Hole Recognition

This device will detect the courses automatically, thanks to its Auto Course Recognition & Auto Hole Advance technology.

Easy to Use

The operation of the Bushnell NEO XS Golf Watch is pretty simple. It requires almost ZERO set up. Just open the box, take the watch out, charge it, and start playing. The box includes a USB charging & syncing cable, and quick-start guide.


This watch has a long-lasting rechargeable battery. You can play over 3 rounds on a single charge, or a 2 year battery life when switched to the normal watch mode.

Other features

Although this watch is mainly a GPS rangefinder, it also has other common watch features too, such as a countdown timer, alarm, and stopwatch options.

  • Easy to use.
  • No membership or download fees
  • Accurate readings
  • Lightweight
  • Fast battery charge
  • No  feature for scoring and statistics.
  • Watch is not waterproof


Our Final Testing Verdict

This watch turned out to be an excellent purchase. From our bushnell neo xs review tests, the battery charged quickly and was not complicated at all to setup. On the golf course, it proved to be easy to use, had a quick response time, and very accurate with the yardage. The shot measuring tool was used multiple times, all giving easy and accurate readings. Its easy one push button lets you switch between holes efficiently. It is also a lightweight and stylish watch from the Bushnell brand. Thanks to its common watch features, it can also be used as an everyday watch.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the battery last?
You can easily play 3 rounds with the battery on a single charge.

If I start at the 10th hole, will the watch recognize this or will I need to manually advance it?
The watch will automatically recognize the hole you are currently on, and start from there. Theres no need to do it manually, unless the watch does not recognize the golf field correctly.

Does the watch come with a charger?
Yes, there is a USB charger included which also works as the sync cable for course updates.

Does it measure distances to bodies of water or hazards?
Yes, the watch will display the distances to bunkers, creeks, ponds, and other types of hazards that are close by.



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